Recent News

To keep you informed with the latest news and insurance tips, we will be posting weekly. We hope you enjoy your Recent News section.

  • Beware the latest Medicare scam

    The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is warning seniors of an identity-theft scam targeting Medicare recipients.
  • Tax Day

    April 17th is right around the corner and that is when we submit our tax filings to our state and federal government. Tax deductions can help you cut down your 2017 tax bill.
  • April is Stress Awareness Month

    Since 1992, April has been designated as Stress Awareness Month.  According to the American Institute of Stress, about 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related disorders, ranging from stomach trouble to heart disease.  Job related stress costs American businesses about $150 billion a year.
  • Data Breach at Orbitz

    Do you use Orbitz to book your travel?  If so, you might be one of over 880,000 payment card number and related information exposed to a data breach.  These were two breaches which occurred:
  • Daylight Savings Time Arrives Sunday, March 11th

    Be prepared to lose an hour on Sunday when you should advance your clocks by one hour.  The debate is on to eliminate this long-held practice and individual states are discussing the pros and cons of maintaining DST.  Daylight Savings Time is also a good time to change batteries in your smoke detectors and weather radios.
  • March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

    Every day over 2,000 Americans suffer from an eye injury.  This means that almost one million Americans have experienced some vision loss due to eye injury which results in more than $300 million in lost work time, medical expenses and workman’s compensation according to YourSightMatters.com.
  • Malicious Cyber Attacks Costs US up to $109 billion in 2016

    Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated in a report on Friday.
  • February is Insurance Career Month

    Have you considered a career in insurance?  It’s more than a job, it’s more than “selling” – it’s about working with a client to provide them with the very best insurance coverage to meet their needs and mitigate their risks. It’s a rewarding career.
  • Winter Flooding and Its Effect

    Throughout the coldest months of the year, winter flooding is a country-wide risk.
  • Groundhog Day - Will Spring Be Far Behind? Not according to Phil!

    Today, we observe Groundhog Day!  According to USA Today - Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s celebrity groundhog, was coaxed from his burrow in western Pennsylvania early Friday as an anxious nation watches to find out whether we’ll have an early spring or six more miserable weeks of cold and snow.
  • Sunday is Data Privacy Day - Small Businesses Observe

    Smaller businesses have become targets for cybercriminals because criminals know they have fewer defense resources than large enterprises.
  • Cold & Flu Prevention in the Workplace

    Flu season is here and flu viruses are often passed from person to person.  What can you recommend to your employees to prepare themselves and their workstations from these invisible bugs?  Read on.
  • Start the New Year with Safety Checks

    As we start the new year, it is a great time to check the following devices to insure they are in top working order.
  • Prepare for Winter Storms

    Heavy snow and violent winds break branches, uproot trees, and cause power outages.  Here are some items to put in an emergency kit so you are ready:
  • Happy New Year!

    On behalf of all of us at the agency we want to wish you a Happy New Year!  Be careful this week-end when driving; and, if you are planning on drinking, please have a designated driver.
  • 2017 Ten Most Hazardous Toys

    The non-profit, World Against Toys Causing Harm, has released its 2017 list of the ten most hazardous toys. W.A.T.C.H. says consumers buying toys on the Internet are already at a disadvantage, as they are unable to touch and physically inspect a toy and its packaging at the time of sale for more obvious hazards. In some cases, limited product information on e-commerce sites can lead to misinformed, and potentially dangerous, consumer toy purchases.
  • Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a Holiday Decoration Safety Tips Flyer and here are some tips to keep in mind as you decorate your home and business for the holidays:
  • Holiday cyber security tips to ensure safe holiday online shopping

    With the holidays upon us, online shopping is predicted to increase 7 to 10%, or as much as $117 billion this season.  If you are among these online shoppers, here are a few safety tips to protect yourself from a cyber-crime.
  • Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time - Change Your Clocks on Sunday

    It’s that time of year when we gain another hour’s sleep by reverting to Standard Time.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday evening. Standard time begins at 2:00 am on Sunday.
  • Trick or Treat Safety Tips

    Here are some tips to get ready for Halloween to insure you have a safe outing.
  • Tree Maintenance & Care

    Fall is a great time to prepare the trees on your property for winter.  The trees in your yard can enhance your property, provide shade and offer abundant environmental benefits. However, trees can also pose a safety hazard to your family and your home if they are not properly inspected and maintained.
  • Fall Driving Tips

    Being prepared for fall’s inclement weather and hazardous driving challenges is half the battle.
  • The Ultimate 8 Fall Maintenance Tips

    With spring cleaning far behind, and summer fun all but over, it’s time to start fall home maintenance.  Fall is the perfect time to perform important maintenance to your home so you’re not caught in the middle of winter with a drafty house or a malfunctioning heater.  We’ve compiled the top eight fall home maintenance tips, along with what you can do to ensure your home stays warm and comfortable this winter.
  • Support Local Small Businesses This Weekend!

    Don’t forget! Support your local small businesses as we wrap up Small Business Week. Help our community thrive by shopping local. In addition, post a message on your Facebook page to keep our neighborhoods vibrant and alive.